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09-27-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By randyjawa

Looks like a very nice trike, to me. I assume...

Looks like a very nice trike, to me. I assume (hope) that both rear wheels are driven.

I installed a Ken Rogers trike kit on an old Falcon, many years ago. The kit drove only one wheel and that...
Replies: 20
Views: 386
Posted By randyjawa

Believe it or not, an Ebay buyer bought this...

Believe it or not, an Ebay buyer bought this Raleigh from me through the auction format. The bike is an entry level Raleigh Record and very poorly made, to be honest (I am not a Raleigh fan). As I...
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By randyjawa

Unless getting that particular frame has special...

Unless getting that particular frame has special meaning, pass. I rarely, if ever, spend money and then effort (meaning time and probably more money) on a frame that has suffered structural damage...
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By randyjawa

If I were buying that bike, and assuming I could...

If I were buying that bike, and assuming I could get a good look at it, I might go as high as $50.00. If selling, cleaned up, I would hope to get $75.00. In truth,
09-18-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 597
Posted By randyjawa

I am not sure what your BB looks like but I have...

I am not sure what your BB looks like but I have run into a few stuck BBs before. The following set-up rarely fails me when dealing with the situation...

I use a 15 or 16 inch adjustable wrench,...
09-15-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By randyjawa

I am willing to sell the complete bike or the...

I am willing to sell the complete bike or the frame/fork set only. The frame seat tube, c-c, is 54cm as is the top tube. The bike features Columbus tubing, Campagnolo drops and a Campagnolo Nouvo...
09-14-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,238
Posted By randyjawa

For me, it is an aesthetics issue - I much prefer...

For me, it is an aesthetics issue - I much prefer the Campy high flange hub......
09-13-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By randyjawa

Pretty sure that I have a couple of those - no...

Pretty sure that I have a couple of those - no name splined 2......
09-13-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By randyjawa

Are you thnking c-c or c-top. If c-top. this one...

Are you thnking c-c or c-top. If c-top. this one comes close and I do plan to sell the frame set only. The tubing is Columbus Special (not sure what Columbus MS is)...
...
09-13-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By randyjawa

This Turbo is in great shape, however; it is the...

This Turbo is in great shape, however; it is the fabric version. These guys are very comfortable - I have ridden them extensively before and can vouch for the comfort factor (for me, anyway). $20.00...
09-11-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By randyjawa

Frenzen... My wife and I have been married...

Frenzen...

My wife and I have been married for 54 years, come December 7th. Separation does not seem to be in our future.
09-10-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By randyjawa

They are not my bottles. They are our bottles! ...

They are not my bottles. They are our bottles!

Often times, the plastic bottles are carelessly discarded by human beings. Jamaica attracts a lot of tourists that, coupled with many local...
09-09-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,033
Posted By randyjawa

No, that picture was taken in Jamaica. When I...

No, that picture was taken in Jamaica. When I got back to Canada, I bought a new pair of leather gloves and a good friend gave me an almost new pair of SPD shoes (he did not like to clip in at all)....
09-09-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By randyjawa

Before spending a penny, carefully inspect the...

Before spending a penny, carefully inspect the frame and fork set to ensure that it has not been damaged. Bent tubes often display cracks in the paint. If you see them, move on to another project......
09-09-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By randyjawa

I owned a couple of these bikes and liked them...

I owned a couple of these bikes and liked them all. The original component group did little to blow my kilt up so I decided to go with the Shimano Arabesque offering for my favorite build. In case...
09-09-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,255
Posted By randyjawa

Not sure where I got the information but I did...

Not sure where I got the information but I did find out and now use Breeze dish soap to assist with sticker application.
09-08-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,033
Posted By randyjawa

Many years and miles have been shared with these...

Many years and miles have been shared with these guys...
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Same goes...
09-08-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By randyjawa

The friction bar ends will easily accomodate six...

The friction bar ends will easily accomodate six or seven speed. The indexed six speed will not work well with a seven speed. One click to few but going from a seven speed set to a six cog freewheel...
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By randyjawa

I might have accepted $150 but there is a bit of...

I might have accepted $150 but there is a bit of a catch for me. With the brake set, I have a complete NR group on the recently purchased Basso, including bb, crank, front and rear derailleurs,...
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By randyjawa

Personally, I would be careful with paying even...

Personally, I would be careful with paying even 100 € for that frame/fork set, but that is just me.

I prefer externally lugged frames, for starters. Also, I have owned an identical frame/fork set...
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By randyjawa

Campy NR Brake Levers and Calipers...

Since I have not been able to find a buyer for my Basso, I intend to harvest the component group and sell the frame/fork with headset. I would like to know what a NR brake set is worth. All original...
09-04-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 204
Posted By randyjawa

Depending on what you have, I can offer one or...

Depending on what you have, I can offer one or two for trade...

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09-04-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By randyjawa

I have a set on my Basso which I intend to...

I have a set on my Basso which I intend to harvest for the component group. The set includes front and back calipers, levers and hoods but the hoods have seen better days. I am not sure what the...
08-22-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By randyjawa

I do live in a beautiful area - NW Ontario in the...

I do live in a beautiful area - NW Ontario in the summer and Jamaica in the winter. The pictures are taken in NW Ontario and clearly show everything except the swarms of black flies and mosquitoes...
08-13-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By randyjawa

I have picked up a Schwinn only one time and at a...

I have picked up a Schwinn only one time and at a yard sale. As I recall, I hurt my back doing so, not expecting to find out how heavy the darn thing was. The kid across the street stole the bike...
08-13-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By randyjawa

As I recall, Gus made this decal set for me, more...

As I recall, Gus made this decal set for me, more or less as a favor. He did mention that he does not do much of the making decal thing anymore, but that was several years ago......
08-13-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By randyjawa

Yup, tweaked frame alignment is not at all...

Yup, tweaked frame alignment is not at all uncommon. I always check frame and fork alignment and correct as required. And, in many cases, correction is required. I use the string method to check...
08-13-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By randyjawa

That is a very nice vintage road bike. I just...

That is a very nice vintage road bike. I just might have an unneeded set of Mafac levers, in good shape. Send me a PM if I can be of help.
08-13-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By randyjawa

That is true and it is always a good idea to...

That is true and it is always a good idea to protect one's self from particulate suspended in the air. Good advice no matter what the substance but asbestos is the worst of the worst!
08-13-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,479
Posted By randyjawa

If you know what size you need and can live with...

If you know what size you need and can live with using used (but used little) spokes, send me a PM indicating required lengths and numbers needed. I just might be able to help.

Some time ago, I...
08-11-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By randyjawa

Hands are the worst. Recent carpal tunnel...

Hands are the worst. Recent carpal tunnel surgery, both hands and coupled with the arthritis, make using them painful. No strength at all. Also, my hips make it touch to get my leg over the bike,...
08-11-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks Kurt and I do hope that you are right. I...

Thanks Kurt and I do hope that you are right. I intend to investigate more when I take the bike down for a frame/fork set sale. I hope to use the NR stuff on my recently acquired Marinoni Special,...
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By randyjawa

If I were buying the bike, I would pay as much as...

If I were buying the bike, I would pay as much as $800.00 US. If I were selling the bike, I would not accept one penny less than $1600.00 US for the bike. I would want a bit extra for the shoes but...
08-10-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By randyjawa

Great story! Though not sure, I just might have...

Great story! Though not sure, I just might have an original AGDA saddle for the bike, which would have been original issue back in the Peugeot's day. If I do and if she wants it, I would be happy...
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By randyjawa

I did some research on Bottecchias several years...

I did some research on Bottecchias several years ago. The OP's is a Professional and is so indicated by the chrome plated seat lug. This is not gospel but it was my take when I was searching out...
08-09-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By randyjawa

The front derailleur braze on mount showed no...

The front derailleur braze on mount showed no damage, however; it did appear to have been installed slightly off line. I had no trouble getting the front derailleur to shift, after a bit of tuning,...
08-08-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks for the heads up on the front derailleur....

Thanks for the heads up on the front derailleur. To be honest, it was not shifting all that well but after some tinkering it works just fine now. If I cannot find a new home for the bike, I will...
08-07-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By randyjawa

1982 Basso - Campy Nouvo Record - Little Used...

I am selling my early eighties Basso. The bike has seen very little use, most of which was in a stationary trainer. It is in great shape mechanically and only slightly challenged cosmetically....
08-06-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By randyjawa

I have had experience with three or four...

I have had experience with three or four automatic transmissions. I would not pay five cents for any of them. Simply put, in my opinion, they do sort of work but are dangerous, sometimes shifting...
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By randyjawa

The hubs, with skewers is definitely worth...

The hubs, with skewers is definitely worth $100.00 US. The complete wheel set would, in my opinion, be hard to sell for much more. Tubular wheel sets are not a high demand item. I base that...
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By randyjawa

It looks to me to be a model RM-20...

It looks to me to be a model RM-20 (http://thesekineproject.blogspot.com/2011/08/model-rm-20-frame-details.html). I had one, many years ago, and found it to be a satisfying road bike. Nothing too...
07-27-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,193
Posted By randyjawa

A couple of years ago, I found a bag of antique...

A couple of years ago, I found a bag of antique coins at the same dump. Nothing of much value in the bag but I did get my hopes up......
07-27-22, 02:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,193
Posted By randyjawa

I did not check or research anything. My...

I did not check or research anything. My daughter did and I am not sure where she looked for information. Had I been the finder, I would have spent the time to figure out collectable value.
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By randyjawa

Off the top of my head, I am going to guess about...

Off the top of my head, I am going to guess about ten years or a wee bit less. Keep one important thing in mind. In those days and for several years after, I had a great selling advantage. I wrapped...
07-26-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,193
Posted By randyjawa

I did not think to take a picture of the serial...

I did not think to take a picture of the serial number side but I did look at that side. My daughter has already looked the serial number up and, I believe, the bill was produced in1988, The $1000...
07-24-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By randyjawa

I used to be a fan of cheap tires, usually opting...

I used to be a fan of cheap tires, usually opting for Kenda rubber, but learned that better tires are usually rounder, more durable, look just as good or better, and offer better ride quality.
07-24-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,193
Posted By randyjawa

For what it is worth (pardon that punny play on...

For what it is worth (pardon that punny play on words) my daughter is going to frame the $1000 bill. She has already looked into collectable value and it is worth more than the banks will give her...
07-24-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,377
Posted By randyjawa

More resistant to what? The passing of time....

More resistant to what? The passing of time. Oxidation. Crash damage. I am not sure what you are getting at with this comment.

More comfortable? I have ridden a very wide range of vintages and the...
07-23-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,193
Posted By randyjawa

I would agree but where I live, in a somewhat...

I would agree but where I live, in a somewhat remote part of Norrthwestern Ontario, download speeds are incredibly slow. It would take quite a while for all of the pages of "Found At The Dump" to...
07-23-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,193
Posted By randyjawa

I like to find bikes at the dump - but...

My youngest daughter and I go to the dump, to scavenge, a couple of times a week. Needless to say, I look for old road bikes (there was a youth's Glider road bike there today, a Fuji mountain bike...
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